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Dec 2, 2012 5:00am PST
in california and required a two-thirds majority to impose new taxes. years later, reagan won office promising to cut taxes especially for those at the top. now, 30 years later, americans are paying less in taxes than anytime in recent memory. a total tax burden, federal, state found a household making 355,000 in 2010 paid 42% of income in taxes down from 49% back in 1980. a household making median income saw it decline to 27.7% now. so, it's not surprising that as the tax burden has fallen, american public opinion about taxes changed. in 1980, 60% of americans said they paid too much in taxes. 30% said they paid the right amount. this year, amazingly, a plurality of people said they pay the right amount of taxes. 46% said they pay too much. a campaign to lower taxes. when they got in power, lowered taxes and took away the promise to lower taxes. it is why we are poised on the brink of the first successful increase since the first clinton budget back in 1993. while raising taxes on the wealthy is justified and necessary, it's just the first step in a long journey toward the future. one that re
Dec 15, 2012 5:00am PST
about, long time incumbent congressman joe baca from california. >> who set next to you, congresswoman? >> for years. >> a democrat, running against a california legislator, in a somewhat redrawn district. it was not on anybody's radar screen. when we went in and polled, both candidates were 30%. >> this is a primary challenge? >> no, in california they have nonpartisan elections so two democrats can be in the race against each other. >> i geright. >> polled the race, neither one has the money to go on television in the los angeles media market. and we said this is a perfect opportunity to go in and make a strong statement about what could happen if you vote with the nra. we spent over $2 million on that race. and joe baco was defeated. and you talked earlier about the narrative in congress. the perception in congress after 1994, that if you voted against the nra, you'd lose your seat. and i think that the congresswoman is exactly right. that myth has taken hold. and it's one of the ways that the nra has kind of had a stranglehold on congress, on this policy, this issue. we wanted to c
Dec 22, 2012 5:00am PST
legislation was introduced in 1967 after the black panthers show up at the california state capitol with loaded weapons. and ronald reagan governor at the time said as the black panther self-defense became more and more effective at mobilizing members of the black community, the panthers attracted even greater attention among authorities. on april 5, 1967, assemblyman mulford introduced a bill, ab 1591, in the california legislature proposing to outlaw the carrying of loaded weapons. >> just to understate where the panthers were coming from in that period, immediately after a period of reconstruction, the first thing people do is try to take the guns out of the african-american community so that the community can then be disempowered and oppressed. so what i'm saying is there's a natural sort of affinity for the notion that i have the right to secure myself among many african-americans, but we are going to -- >> explain the history of this. the history is very important. the jim crow laws, the original gun control throughout the south. the jim crow laws which established all of the
Dec 29, 2012 1:00pm PST
states where it's legal and proposition 8, the ban on marriage equality in california is up before the courts. and then we are fighting in 5 states. we want to win in five states before the court issues the ruling. >> in regard to doma, it said, if your side wins the battle, that may end the battle in many states, is that true? >> what the doma will do, it respects marriages in states where the states have decided that gay couples can marry. it will say, the marriages will be treated equal in those states. >> the president has strong feelings on gay and lesbian issues. what more would you like to see from the white house? >> obviously, president obama has been fantast ta-- been fant has spoken out in a heartfelt way. he has been fantastic. >> all right, good to have you with us. thank you for coming in. national campaign director for freedom to marry. a plan to train teachers in his state to shoot a gun. he will join me to explain it. up next, he has been named as president's pick for secretary of state. and now i don't know kerry will weigh in on the race to replace him in the sen
Dec 8, 2012 5:00am PST
portfolio standards in california and texas have made a huge difference. >> explain those. >> renewable portfolio standards require utilities to procure green power. so in texas we have blown past the rps. we're already there. >> it dictates and demands from the state, passed by the state, 100% of the power, some percentage has to come from renewable sources? >> that's exactly right. that's a huge driver for private investment in the industry. it's also been very important as katie said to have the production tax credit, the investment tax credit for solar. especially in a plummeting gas price environment, we need these incentives in order to keep building the infrastructure. >> solar, i think, is undergoing a sort of remarkable decline in the costs of production, but it doesn't have nearly the share that wind does, right? is that where solar is at right now? >> let me put this in perspective. if you talk about the tax to convert satellite into electricity. the first commercial use was in 1994. at the time it was literally astronomical in costs. not for the space race with the soviets w
Dec 16, 2012 5:00am PST
. there's stuff you can do at the state levels with domestic workers in california -- >> it's been a hugely wasted opportunity or opportunity not taken advantage of. if the right in union eyes they're republicans to wage a war labor needs to do a better job. >> look at the symmetry. what happens when republicans take over state house? they go right after the union. what happens when the democrats take over the state house? crickets. >> the commission has a dialogue about what to do -- >> you mentioned the domestic worker bill of rights. it passed in new york and it will pass in california. it's inevitable, maybe not the first time but maybe next year, in pennsylvania, the national guest worker alliance organized in the hershey factory, workers who were earning $1 to $5 an hour under five layers of subcontracting. they organized not against the subcontract but they organized against hershey and they won not only rights for themselves but they basically, turned an entire warehousing industry into compliance. >> tony from the new orleans worker center for racial justice. thanks for yo
Dec 23, 2012 5:00am PST
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Dec 1, 2012 5:00am PST
majority of free states, when california came in without an offsetting slave state, that made all the difference because here's the balance between majority rule and minority right. minorities should be able to speak, they should be able to make amendments and heard courteously, and then we should take a vote. >> james madison very quickly, this is federalist 58. the fundamental principle of free government would be reversed he said if you had the sort of super majority threshold. it would be no longer the majority would rule and it would be transferred to the minority. they might take advantage of it to screen themselves from equitable sacrifices or to distort unreasonable indulgences. who could have ever seen this. >> if you look at the federalist 63 and federalist 65. >> but i like this one. >> with due respect, you do not because none of the fell ralist papers champion a super majority rule for the senate and the senate does not have a super majority rule for most of its history. >> the constitution did contemplate places where there should be super majorities. >> there are fi
Dec 9, 2012 5:00am PST
defeated the nra member out in california. you know, the democrat beat that. there was two democrats, but the person who is more in favor. we live with those examples, more political leaders. the president did speak more about these issues and the need for common sense steps after aurora. we can look at and we should look at, you know, pushing him on these issues in the second term. >> the nra spent the last four years warning of the second obama term. we are going to see the real obama gun control. a lot of people are saying let's see that guy. he's got four years. >> stephen barton, thanks so much for being here today. >>> from flocking against gay marriage to voters making it legal in less than a decade. how we god here is after this. wasn't my daughter's black bean soup spectacular? [ man thinking ] oh, this gas. those antacids aren't working. oh no, not that, not here! [ male announcer ] antacids don't relieve gas. gas-x is designed to relieve gas. gas-x. the gas xperts. red jars are all the same right? wrong! you need three uses of a $15 cream to equal the moisturizing power of
Dec 29, 2012 5:00am PST
. california is considering it and oregon is considering it. >> get the governments out of banks. why is it -- >> i'm going to stipulate these small examples. it's great that they work and i'm not opposed to those self-contained ones. what i would say is i actually think one of the lessons of the 2008 fng crisis is it is actually really dangerous to have the state and politicians have a direct state in major lending institutions because then you have major moral hazards. and the politicians do, too. >> are you referring to fanny and freddie? >> a lot of the europe european state-owned bank have a huge crisis. it's the tip of the iceberg is the european financial and political crisis but underneath that is a huge banking crisis that hasn't fully been resolved and that was driven a lot by the german and london banks that allowed them to do stupid things. they were more leveraged than a lot of the bank and that's argument one and argument two is fanny and freddie. i don't see them as the heart of darkness in the financial crisis but i think they were part of the problem because they were
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